Calculated High-Temperature Thermopower of Niobium and Molybdenum*

  • P. B. Allen
  • B. Chakraborty


The electron-diffusion thermopower is calculated for Nb and Mo at temperatures 200 K < T < 1600K. The energy dependent conductivity σ(ε) = N(ε)v2(ε)τ(ε) is taken from APW and KKR band calculations. It is assumed that N(ε)τ(ε) is a smooth function of ε. Agreement with experiment for Nb is not good. This is ascribed to failure of the Boltzmann equation.


Fermi Surface Fermi Energy Simple Metal Mass Enhancement Equa1 Contribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. B. Allen
    • 1
  • B. Chakraborty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsState University of New York Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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